I'm trying to consolidate some facts on the Hoysted side of the family tree. My mother-in-law, Betty Lambert nee Gustavson was Minnie Hoysted's daughter, who was the 10th or 11th child of John Hoysted and Mary Ann Stone. On their marriage certificate, John Hoysted's parents are noted as Frederick William Hoisted and Susanna Barton. I'm trying to establish when this family arrived in Australia. According to Betty, John and Mary Ann met on the ship 'Southern Cross' in 1868. I have confirmation of a shipping record for Mary Ann, but not for John. Does anyone have information re the family migrations to Australia?
Betty also says that the Barton connection extends to Sir Edmund Barton, first PM of Australia. Does anyone have links for this?
Re origin/meaning of the name: probably something like 'hightown', as suggested by a comparison of cognate words in the same language family (Germanic) Danish, German, English - 'hoj' 'hoch' = high + 'stadt' 'stede' (Macquarie Dictionary ME and OE 'stede' = stead (as in homestead) = archaic form of place or locality.
I hope this has been useful to someone. Looking forward to a reply to my queries.
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